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Constance McCashin

Personal information
Birth nameConstance Broman
Birth dateJune 18, 1947(age 69)
Place of birthChicago, Illinois, U.S.
OccupationActress
SpouseSam Weisman (1978 Present) two children

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Constance McCashin (born June 18, 1947) is an American actress.

McCashin was born in Chicago. She is best known for her role as Laura Avery Sumner on the prime time drama Knots Landing, which she played from the show's debut in 1979 until 1987 when the character died of a brain tumor and her funeral was the basis of the show's 200th episode. McCashin's character was written out of the show due to cost-cutting measures along with fellow actress Julie Harris.

Though McCashin was reportedly upset with being let go from the show, her fan base has reportedly grown over the years partially due to how she was dismissed.

Although McCashin participated in the 1993 Knots Landing "Block Party" retrospective, she did not permit old footage of her character to be used for the 1997 Knots Landing: Back to the Cul-de-Sac miniseries, nor did she participate in the 2005 non-fiction reunion special Knots Landing: Together Again.

McCashin also appeared in several episodes of the series Brooklyn Bridge playing the part of "Rosemary Monahan". She was a contestant on the Dick Clark-hosted $25,000 Pyramid and would later appear as a panelist in the 1980s versions hosted by Dick Clark and also Super Password.

She did, however, appear at the TV Land awards in April 2009 for the 30th year celebration of Knots Landing. Other Knots Landing actors that appeared with her included Kevin Dobson, Lisa Hartman Black, Michele Lee, Donna Mills, Don Murray, Michelle Phillips, Ted Shackelford, and Joan Van Ark.




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